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. as bad as it was. cnh proud component used in the semiconductor industry and today fire sent toxic fumes of smoke into the air. >> i think the reason we are seeing the heavy black smoke was all the combustible oil, flammable liquid and gases. >>reporter: here's what the side of the building looks like. it's completely exposed as you can see. gutted because the roof collapsed. company says it will try to resume operation just as soon as possible. >> get the people working again. but yes, it's devastating. you look at this and just amazing how fast it all went up. >> i'm devastated. i was just it's my job. i don't know what to say or what to do right now. real devastating. >>reporter: employee tried put out the fire with extinguisher. fire too big. you can see it was no. word yet as to how it started. >> extra security will be on site tomorrow at 2 cupertino schools after bomb threat forced them to close today. but this is a picture of the threat found scrawled on wall at lynn brook high school in san jose. claimed there was a bomb at mont strays high school and included a thre
. stay with us. 7 news jeans. >> she heard a scream. she heard 2 gunshots and then the school went in lock down. >> heard screaming. police officers like ran out the door trying to fine the guy. >> police came in and was like is he in here then he ran out. >> they had to hide in the closet and they were quiet. children were shaking and crying an eventually they were leaving and when they were leaving the police made them hold hands police told them to close their eyes. >> students and others describing the horror today in a small town in connecticut. good evening i'm dan ashley. as you probably know by now this has been a horrific day. gunman slaughtered 27 people including 20 young children in a killing spree at elementary school in newtown, connecticut before ultimately taking his own life. in newtown overflow crowd tonight at the church as the community tries come to grip with what happened there. vigil were held all over the country including arizona, washington, texas, wisconsin and hear in the bay area naturally. the shooter has been identified as which-year-old adam lanza
. they never made it out alive. her grandparents also died in the fire. sergio quintana tells us what happened. >> she says the last time she saw her daughter was last night at bedroom time. >> she was staying with your parents? >> yes. >> reporter: just after 11:00, she noticed a fire in her brother's room. you go see the charred window an example of how ferocious the fire burned. she tried to put it out but it was too much. >> you couldn't put it out. >> she escaped along with six other family members, but her parents and her daughter did not. in the apartment downstairs, neighbors heard a commotion and quickly realized it was fire. she says she is scream, call the fire department and then rushed everyone out. three of her grandchildren were there for the weekend and they got out safely but it was scary situation. >> what did you think of that? >> it was pretty cool, i started to cry a lot. >> makes say fire teams worked fast to control the situation but they say a san jose police officer was especially heroic. he arrived on the scene quickly, yelled at neighbors to keep a safe distance and
a block. emergency crew had to use air bag and wooden block in order to raise that trolley. that's what you see the firefighters rescue crew doing there. sadly the woman has suffered life threatening injuries, we believe. but we are checking on that of course. now to a separate incident. blown transformer has shut down all metro muni lines downtown. that's the k, l and j lines. bus bridges in effect to get people around. very bad night for muni. we have more open both of these stories on 7 news leather:00 over on channel 7 and of course updates here as need be. >>> well now to the weather. much of the bay area continues to dry out and clean up after trio of storms. the sky 7 hd video shows some of the toppled trees around san francisco. in other parts of the city in the area there have been problems as well in san anselmo. 30,000 gallon of raw sewage escaped from manhole. most now recovered. the problem was apparently caused by some kind of material clogging a sewer line. we can go next to the south bay where vine hill road interscott's valley in santa cruz mountains could b
flooding downstream and ever since that work has been done this happens to us at least once or twice a year. >> not far away this morning heavy downpour turned this creek one that was barely back three days ago that a fast moving father way. overflow the bank near office complex on north mcdowell boulevard. >> about 4 and a half feet from yesterday. yesterday we were seeing ground grass and puddles whereas the ground was saturated. if you can believe the prediction of the rain that we are supposed to get, this will flood. >>reporter: those who haven't had the water encroach on them yet are doing what they can to make sure it doesn't. next round of heavy rain line up off the coast. rob works for rerefrigeration company on north petaluma boulevard sits in a low spot near the petaluma river. the property hasn't flooded in years. but there's concern. it might if the forecast for this weekend holds true. >> well they are saying it's to be 7 foot high in the river, river right back behind us hear and about eight years ago the river overflowed at 7 and a half feet so we don't want, if it'
the origin of the guns adam lanza used to kill so many. even though he and the others are gone. >> we are going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence we examine every facet of it and conduct as many interview with everyone we need to do to paint a clear picture. >>reporter: at the same time process of burying all those who died has begun. services for first grader jack pinto held at local funeral home in newtown. attended by parents and their kids. some of them the 6-year-old best friends. they remembered his love of sports. >> he lakes to be playing. >> newtown is forever changed. we came today as teammate because that's who we are. we are here for the pintos. >>reporter: while the mourn earth's filled out of the church across the street a gesture of goodwill from someone 3000 miles away. a credit card number was phoned in offering to pay for everyone's coffee all day somebody from los angeles. >> she wanted to offer coffee that's how she can do it. >>reporter: something that simple helping the people of this town pick up and try to mo
is tracking it all for us on live doppler 7 hd. >> okay. here's the image right now. large moisture across the north bay where it has been all evening long. light rain pushing down into marin county. some heavy rain up north sonoma county around santa rosa and healdsburg see now it's more wide spread and moving slowly to the south and to the east. rainfall total 24 hours not so impressive anywhere yet really. no rain fall recorded in parts of the east bay south bay on the peninsula up in the north bay 16 hundredths at mount saint helena quarter inch at warm springs dam. at 5:00 o'clock wet for the morning commute. fwhet all areas at that time but 7:00 o'clock we will sea a lean of pretty heavy rainfall developing through the central part of the bay i can't remember sweeping east south later morning hours then into the midday hours. finally in the afternoon we see the heavy rain beginning to push to the south and east breaking up light showers with remain dear of the bay area remain dear of the afternoon. look ahead what is after that when to expect to see drying in a few minutes. >>
on us not a big soaker but it is cold and it will bring some rain. here's weather anchor spencer christian with live doppler 7 hd. >> okay dan we have some wet weather. finally moving natural bay area down from the north throughout the evening and now you can see clearly on live doppler 7 hd a path of rainfall. in the north bay mainly getting reports of light rain in santa rosa but obviously in the last few minutes or so the area of more concentrated rain developed down in marin county novato to fairfax and out to sea golden gate patch at vallejo and solana county and more moisture offshore so it's getting organized now. and wetter weather on its way. start our forecast animation 11:00 o'clock tonight at which point we'll see more wide spread and more concentrated rainfall as the front sweeps through during the overnight hours rainfall reaching into the south bay and east bay. by 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning beginning rush hour we see trailing showers behind the front. not so much wide spread rainfall but some wet spots nonetheless with morning commute so keep that in mine
is still right over us. it's stalling out right over us at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon. so the travel plans look to be messy not just the morning commute and if you have travel plans around the state, winter storm warnings covering a good portion of california. i'll be back with a look at that in just a few minutes. >> thank you gentleman big set back for house speaker boehner. revolt in the republican rank means no vote this evening on his plan b to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. in a statement boehner says the house did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. boehner yanking his own legislation leaves the fiscal cliff negotiations in limbo would. 11 days before most every american see as tax increase. impact causing stock to slide in asia in friday trading. congressional chaos tops brutal day of political sniping even though democrat and republican may actually not be that far apart in negotiations chtd. more open had a part of the story from jonathan karl. >>reporter: bickering you would think they are miles apa
usually provides a third of the water we use so it is critically important. the department says the early storms have also replenished many of of the state's reservoirs as well. >>> so, a reminder stay with abc 7 news for are continuing coverage on our winter storms. you can track the wet weather any time with live doppler 7hd at we will keep you up to date. >>> moving on to other news. the health of former president george h.w. bush is a growing concern tonight. he was transferred to the intensive care unit. he has been at the medical center since last month because of a chronic cost. recently he has been fighting a high fever. this morning he was put on a liquids only diet. >> things are going well. we are obviously hoping but the medicines and treatments can help him turn things around. >> former first lady barbara bush spent christmas by mr. bush side and former president george w. bush his son is expected to visit in the coming days. well, in the east bay an oakland mother is recovering after being hit bay stray bullet while attending christmas church services. and she spok
changing head lane from the international energy agency. they predict the u.s. will be energy independent by 2030. and become the world largest expor exporter of oil surpassing country lake saudi arabia, venzuela, even iran. solar. win. back yard oil boom has changed the global landscape and the landscape in our own back yard. we saw it firsthand in kansas. new technology unearth untapped oil reserve there and across the u.s. the affects already being felt well beyond the gas pump. >> this unconventional revolution in oil and natural gas is already having a big impact on the united states. it is creating something like 1.7 million jobs in the last few years. >>reporter: analyst with moody say for every 50 cents the gas drops this year that creates 350,000 jobs this time next year. that's abc news, new york. >> strike that has paralyze crab fishing off northern california will enter seventh day tomorrow. negotiations to end the dispute over pricing broke off this evening at fisherman wharf without an agreement crab boat owners held several meetings today to discuss oceans. crabbe
to the fiscal cliff. stay with us. 7 news as i say is. >> raining all over the bay area as you know. here's one of the problems it caused. large tree crashing down on a carport in marin county. nobody was injured. >> trucker driving on highway 162 in mendocino county escaped giraffe huge chunk of the roadway gave way underneath his big rig. portion of the highway near cave is closed and traffic now rerouted. >> holiday tragedy in the sierra tonight. 71-year-old man died after hitting a tree on the west face of what is called k 22. he was wearing a helmet but it was not enough to save his life. >> good evening. right to sandhya with very latest on the weather. >> we are going to switch over from light rain to thunderstorms we check out live doppler 7 ht and is what develop off the coast that is most important part right now as we show you here. ill take you in and give you at bit of a closer look at the lightning strike. you see them off the coast here. not far away and they will be moving towards the bay area so this strike here is about 103 males away. i'm watching it for you. th
police have a warning tonight about a tactic used by cellphone thieves. there have been several reports of cellphone thefts where the suspect claims to have an emergency and asking to borrow a phone. he grabs the phone and take off. don't lend your phone to strangers and don't talk alone when you are outside. >> early voting results as egyptians voted on their constitution. also a holiday message from the first family, what they are focusing on this year. later for all you procrastinaters, learn what will get your last minute delivered on time what it will cost. where the rain is on tonight. more is on its way, leigh gl >>> president obama and his family are spending their holiday in hawaii. they arrived this morning. before they left they recorded the holiday address from the white house. the theme, joy to all including the joy of giving and joy of service and joy of homecoming. >> here that is especially true for some of our military families. the war in iraq is over. transition in afghanistan is under way and after a decade of war our heros are coming home. let's say a prayer for all
person and different police official tells us that person is in critical condition right now. we have a crew on the scene. we bring awe live report from the latest information tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00 o'clock. there is more breaking news. this in pittsburgh. sky 7 hd is live right now. that's what you are looking at. over a police scene near the pittsburgh bart station that we believe is part of ongoing situation that involved a somewhating at the bart station and caused delays for the system. victim was shot in the parking lot and suffered chest and elbow wound wounds. he was taken to john muir hospital. again this scene is in a neighborhood near the bart station in pittsburgh. we are still working to nail it down and figure out exactly what the connection is here but bart is back up and running normally right now. more details this hour as we get them and of course on abc 7 news at 11:00 o'clock but looking at live breaking pictures near the pittsburgh bart station tonight breaking news. >>> mean time police releasing few details on first of its kind shooting in waln
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